Hula for God

LIHUE — Cynthia Rabina-Houck has used her talents of hula to praise God for many years. She can’t wait to praise him again through the Share da Aloha concert.

“It’s exciting because you know that people are coming,” the Breath of Life hula ministry leader said.

Rabina-Houck will be one of the dancers from hula ministries across Hawaii and California who will perform Saturday.

Hula ministries from Maui, Niihau, Oahu, and California came to Kauai on Wednesday for the Share da Aloha program hula workshops. Some of the workshops include Niihau shell earring making, a Hawaiian language course, and lehua type bracelet making at Breath of Life church. The public is welcome to participate in the workshops starting at 9 a.m. today for $20.

“Share da Aloha is important because it’s a time that we’re able to outreach to the people and they would be able to come here to see the love of the Lord and basically every ministry is sharing hula and it’s for Jesus Christ,” Rabina-Houck said.

An organization created by Saddleback Church in California, Share da Aloha is a traveling group of hula dancers who use their talents to worship God. This is the first time the program in its 11th year will be on Kauai.

“It’s been truly a blessing for a lot of the people plus coming here and learning the culture, getting more fed with what it really is about,” said Saddleback Church Hula Ministry leader Linda P. Merritt.

The free concert will take place at Breath of Life Ministries, 4303 Rice St. D1A in Lihue, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The ministries will also be participating in a luau at Smith’s Tropical Paradise from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday. It is open to the public and is $35 per person.


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